Meditation &
Workshops

Sue has been teaching pregnancy and birth preparation in Melbourne since 2005. Workshops are inclusive of LGBTIQ+ individuals and couples.

Thrive

with Sue Power & Jo Watson

Support to build confidence and develop coping skills as new parents 

Calmbirth®

Practical and emotional birth preparation and education

Meditation

Explore the benefits of meditation in pregnancy and every day life

Thrive

Facilitated by Sue Power and Jo Watson.

Support to build confidence and develop coping skills as new parents 

** THRIVE is now being offered face to face and also via an interactive online platform with the option of tiered payments if experiencing financial difficulties.  As we begin to move back into world post COVID-19,  finding ways to connect with each other is even more important.  Please be in touch to see how we can best support you during this time.  

When embarking on this new journey of parenthood there can be challenging transitions and a range of emotions.  Our new programme THRIVE aims to provide a safe, non-judgemental and nurturing environment to build confidence and develop coping skills.  Over 9 weeks we explore a different theme that includes mindfulness themes to enable you to:

  • Navigate change with self-awareness and compassion
  • Be aware of your reactions and respond wisely and calmly.
  • Be present and connected with yourself, your baby and the community around you.

Themes include Creative and Intuitive Parenting, the Challenges of Parenting in this Current Era, Identity as Mothers and Self-discovery, Navigating and Nurturing Relationship Changes, Birth and Sex, Maintaining Life Balance and Wellbeing, Creating Community and Family Rituals.

Babies are welcomed into the space as part of the course.  Open to any new mother or person who has given birth with babies from 0-6 months of age.  Numbers limited to a maximum of 10. (Face to Face groups will be limited to 6). 

Cost:

Full Cost is $355 in person. Online is $270

Please get in touch to discuss other payment plan options if these costs are prohibitive. If you can afford the full cost (or wish to contribute more) these funds will subsidise those who wish to attend but are experiencing financial hardship. 

The cost includes comprehensive notes, emails, supportive weekly practices and access to guided relaxations.

Current course: Running over 9 weeks from 1st may to 26th of June (online)

Next 9 week course starts:  Monday 20th July (online) from 10am to 12 midday.  Please email Sue for details enquiries@suepower.com.au. 

 

Calmbirth®

with Sue Power

Practical and emotional birth preparation and education

The calmbirth® philosophy is based on the belief that pregnancy, labour and birth are normal life events and that birth is a natural process. The calmbirth® workshops draw on contemporary birth physiology and neuroscience giving couples a greater understanding of the birthing process whilst aiming to understand and reduce fear and anxiety. With greater knowledge and understanding, women and their partners are able to feel confident to make informed decisions around their birth choices.

The workshops combine an understanding of the birthing process, the hormones of labour and birth and practical skills for managing pain, sensations and challenges of labour, that include breathing, relaxation and visualisation techniques, positioning and massage. Life after birth and the transition to parenthood and the role of the partner/support is also emphasised.

The comprehensive course is complementary to all models of care – private or public, birth centre or home-birth and are not an alternative to the birthing choices you have already made. You will gain practical knowledge and skills whether this is your first or third baby, or hoping to achieve a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean (VBAC). Refresher classes are also available for subsequent pregnancies if you’ve completed the original course.  

The cost (in person) is $550 per couple which includes the booklet, downloads and refreshments. ($150 non-refundable deposit secures your enrolment)

Weekend workshops run from 9am to approx 4.30pm over two days.

UPCOMING DATES

Please check the booking link below which will let you know if the course has any availability or the option of a waiting list. 

2020

** Please be in touch if you are experiencing financial difficulties (there are a limited number of spaces available for those experiencing significant financial hardship). 

No June course

19th & 26th of July REGISTER HERE * note this course is now running online for $480 per couple.  There are limited spaces still available.  Please only pay the deposit at this time.

Please note a change of venue for courses running for the rest of the year.   Courses will now be held at PULSE, 149B Glenlyon Rd, Brunswick.  However please be aware there is also the possibility these courses will not run face to face due to the ongoing unknowns during this time.  Please also be aware of the need for participants to not attend if you are unwell, and also if the facilitator becomes unwell this course will revert to an online platform.  

8th & 15th of August REGISTER HERE (this course is going to be run online at a reduced cost.  Please only pay deposit at this time 

12th & 19th of September REGISTER HERE

3rd & 10th of October REGISTER HERE

22nd & 29th of November REGISTER HERE

5th & 12th of December

Meditation

Weekly 1hr mindfulness meditation practice during pregnancy

PLEASE NOTE MEDITATION IN PREGNANCY WILL NOT BE RUNNING AS OF THE 20TH OF DECEMBER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  

Insight Meditation Melbourne runs weekly meditation sits at Ceres Brunswick East.  These are now also running online Mondays and Wednesday evenings from 7.30-8.30pm. Details can be found on their website. 

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